ROUND 2 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 12 - 15 February 2009
Thursday 12 February: Day 1 Oslo - Hamar
Start Oslo SS1 Oslo 1.92km 20.04 Finish Hamar No later than 02.30
Friday 13 February: Day 1 (continued) Hamar - Hamar
Start Hamar 07.00 Serv A Hamar Viking Ship (15 mins) 07.10 SS2 Opaker 1 14.62km 09.05 SS3 Kirkenaer 1 8.00km 09.39 SS4 Finnskogen 1 20.87km 10.19 SS5 Kongsvinger 1 13.45km 11.13 RSZ B Kongsvinger (15 mins) 12.00 SS6 Opaker 2 14.62km 12.51 SS7 Finnskogen 2 20.87km 13.51 SS8 Kongsvinger 2 13.45km 14.45 SS9 Kirkenaer 2 8.00km 15.46 Serv C Hamar Viking Ship (45 mins) 17.52 Finish Hamar 18.47
Saturday 14 February: Day 2 Hamar - Hamar
Start Hamar 06.20 Serv D Hamar Viking Ship (15 mins) 06.30 SS10 Mountain 1 24.36km 07.53 SS11 Lillehammer 1 6.67km 08.58 SS12 Ringsaker 1 27.29km 09.58 SS13 Hamar 1 1.15km 11.04 Serv E Hamar Viking Ship (30 mins) 11.37 SS14 Mountain 2 24.36km 13.15 SS15 Lillehammer 2 6.67km 14.20 SS16 Ringsaker 2 27.29km 15.20 SS17 Hamar 2 1.15km 16.26 Serv F Hamar Viking Ship (45 mins) 16.49 Finish Hamar 17.44
Sunday 15 February: Day 3 Hamar - Hamar
Start Hamar 06.20 Serv G Hamar Viking Ship (15 mins) 06.30 SS18 Våler 1 30.03km 07.34 SS19 Elverum 1 13.31km 08.35 SS20 Budor 1 19.74km 09.23 Serv H Hamar Viking Ship (30 mins) 10.40 SS21 Våler 2 30.03km 11.59 SS22 Elverum 2 13.31km 13.00 SS23 Budor 2 19.74km 13.48 Serv I Hamar Viking Ship (10 mins) 14.55 Finish Hamar Viking Ship 15.05
Total 126.16km Rally total 360.90km
As in 2007, the rally is based in Hamar, 125km north-east of Oslo. It hosts the main service park at the spectacular 9,000 capacity indoor Viking Ship stadium, built to host speed skating events during the 1994 Winter Olympics. The route is based in the same region as the previous edition, but more than 44 percent of the 360.90km of competition is new.
The action begins with an all-new super special stage at a trotting track in Oslo on Thursday evening. The first full day in the forests of Kongsvinger, south-east of Hamar, uses opening leg tests from 2007, but most are in the opposite direction. The only opportunity for service during the day will be a 15-minute remote service zone in Kongsvinger. The second leg is centred to the north in the mountain region of Lillehammer, host city of the Olympics, but also includes a short test in Hamar itself.
The final day is the longest and more than half is new, including the final stage at Hedmark mountain plateau which runs through a corridor of three-metre high snow walls. Drivers tackle 23 tests in a route of 1230.15km.